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Shah Alam: Thailand showed why they are the defending champions as they soundly beat Myanmar 10-2 to stay in the hunt for gold in the Kuala Lumpur 2017 SEA Games men’s futsal on Friday.

The tournament favourites, who lost 2-4 to Indonesia, took out their frustration on Myanmar, going 4-1 up at halftime before hitting six more past goalkeeper Zwe Pyae Sone.

Thailand remain third on six points, a point behind Malaysia, who they will meet in a winner takes gold medal match on Sunday.

Thailand showed their attacking prowess early on, netting two goals in quick succession through Apiwat Chaemcharoen in the first minute while Muhammad Osamanmusa added the second after five minutes of play.

Myanmar pulled one back through Aung Aung in the eighth minute but Thailand were not rattled as they answered immediately a minute later with a goal from Kritsada Wongkaeo - a shot to the top right corner.

Jetsada Chudech put the scoreline at 4-1 in the 15th minute when he unleashed a rocket.

Thailand were relentless after the restart, peppering their opponents goal with shots as Myanmar conceded more through defensive errors.

Chudech picked up a pass from midfield to score his second in the game to make it 5-1. 

Thailand added five more through Warut W (22nd), Kritsada Wongkaeo (23rd), Jetsada Chudech (25th), Peerapol Satsue (28th, 29th) in the span of 15 minutes as they strolled through the match.

Myanmar, who have now conceded 21 goals, claimed their second through Aung Zin Oo.


Indonesia were sent packing as Vietnam came from behind to beat them 4-1 in the Kuala Lumpur 2017 SEA Games men's futsal on Friday.

Fresh from their 6-1 win over Myanmar, Miguel Rodrigo’s side - who were runners-up in 2011 and 2013 - finished the tournament with seven points.

Indonesia, fourth in the standings, have a final match against Myanmar on Sunday but will lose out on the bronze medal after only accumulating only three points.

Both teams started strongly but it was Indonesia who got in front first, Syauqi Saud scoring from the spot in the ninth minute.

Shortly after the break, Pham Duc Hoa picked up his second goal of the tournament as he equalised for Vietnam from the penalty spot.

Cracks began to appear in Indonesia’s defence as Vietnam went ahead in the 33rd minute when Le Quoc Nam lost his marker at the top of the penalty box to score past Indonesia keeper Muhammad Albagir.

Indonesia’s lack of concentration showed as Vu Xuan Du caught Albagir off his line after picking up a long throw from goalkeeper Nguyen Van Huy to head home Vietnam’s third in the 39th minute.

There was no respite for Indonesia as they conceded another goal with 10 seconds left, as Ngo Ngoc Son timed his run perfectly to score past substitute goalkeeper Yusuf Kurniawan.


Results

August 25: Vietnam 4-1 Indonesia; Myanmar 2-10 Thailand

Standings

Team  P W D L F A PTS
Vietnam 4 2 1 1 12 7 7
Malaysia  3 2 0 1 10 5 7
Thailand  3 2 0 1 16 7 6
Indonesia  3 1 0 2 5 11 3
Myanmar  3 0 0 3 7 21 0

Fixtures

August 27: Myanmar v Indonesia; Malaysia v Thailand

Photos: MASOC